Wii games and interactive fitness videos can be used over the Internet. The video and fitness games can also be used with standard and high definition television sets. According to Nintendo’s official website, the suggested manufacturer retail price for a Wii at home entertainment system is $199.99.
Consumer interest in the game system continues to grow. As of March 2017, Nintendo had sold 19 million units of Wii, 12.9 million Wii remote controllers and 644,000 units of its top video game seller – Wii Fitness
Popular Nintendo Wii Video Games
Fast Food Panic, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Kamen Rider Dragon Knight are popular Nintendo Wii games designed for children. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, New Super Mario Brothers, Guitar Hero Van Halen and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney are favorite games played by people across ages.
One of Nintendo’s hottest video games is Wii Fitness. After users become fit enough to use Wii Fitness with ease, they can upgrade to Wii Fitness Plus for $19.99. Wii Fitness video games come with instructional videos that show users the proper way to do the associated exercises. One to nine people can play the games that come with up to 60 different exercises including skiing, bowling, soccer, baseball, tennis, boxing and dance.
For those who remember the video fitness craze of the 1980s, the Wii Fitness instructional videos are similar to the 1980s fitness videos that were led by exercise gurus like Jayne Fonda, Richard Simmons and Denise Austin. A key difference between the videos is that Wii Fitness game videos are interactive.
Learn More About Nintendo Wii Fitness
Users can create a personal profile on the game system so that they can discover and record features like their height, weight and body fat. Body index is taken by simply stepping on the balance board. As they continue to use the software, they can monitor their progress.
Other factors that the system measures are the number of calories users burn doing the exercises. Users can also measure their body control and the impact that their body index and fitness has on their age. A person might be surprised to learn that although their biological age is 40 years, their fitness level and body balance show them at 53 years of age. Of course, the longer a person uses the system, the more they can improve this and other fitness measurements.
Yoga, balance, strength training and aerobics are included in basic Wii Fitness game packages. Wii Fitness Plus comes with additional exercises that are designed for more experienced game players.
Virtual Workouts Made Fun
3D images let video game players observe their functionality from several angles. A virtual trainer is available to offer feedback, guidance and tips as users advance through the exercises. This can help game players to alter their balance, steps or energy early in an exercise so they finish the exercises strong.
People who want to combine exercise routines can do so by creating a custom workout. For example, a person can start their workout off with yoga then advance to strength training only to conclude their workout with several aerobics exercises. Save custom workouts so one can easily return to them one to two days later.
The entertainment system is designed with a thin console (less than two inches thick) that can be placed flat on the floor next to a personal computer or television set. Total size of the compact console is 8.5 inches long and 6 inches wide. The console comes with a stand so people can place it atop their at-home entertainment cabinet or hutch.